Cost of finished basement
I am comparing bids from tow builders, both of whom we have asked to finish our basement. The basement will also incude a half bath. Both builders have quoted approximately the same cose ($29000) but one builder is finishing 1300 sq ft and the other 800 sq ft. When finishing the basement does that difference in square footage translate into the same cost difference as if you were to compare differences in square footage in first or second floor living space? I would think it would not be as hard or costly to finish 500 sq feet of basement as it would to add 500 sq feet to a first floor for instance.